Want a new air purifier and confused which one is good for you? Don’t worry I am here for you. In this blog, I will write the two most common models of Levoit air purifier which have the same price tag. The two models are- LV-H132, one of the most popular air purifiers of Levoit, and Vista 200, a newer model of the same brand. The problem that people face during purchasing is that these two models cost the same. Therefore, it is very difficult to compare between Levoit Vista 200 vs LV-H132 and choose the appropriate one for you when you want an efficient, compact, and budget-friendly air purifier.
In this article, I will try to give you plenty of useful information that can help you make the right decision. At first, I will write about the brand Levoit so that you know why you should buy Levoit products. After that, I will describe the two models shortly and include the pros and cons. In the main part of the article, you will know the detailed features and differences between these two models. Lastly, I will present the decision-making chapter where you will know my decision and advise with some beneficial tips.
Why should you read this article?
There are thousands of air purifiers available in the market. These are different in size, design, price, and feature. Studying each item individually is impossible. But if you know some basic information, you will be able to make your own decision. Therefore, I will not only write the differences between vista 200 and LV-H 132 but also try to give you useful information about air purifiers as a whole so that it helps you in the long run.
Levoit LV-H132 Compact HEPA Air Purifier
Levoit is well known in the field of air purifiers. People love this brand and trust it. The positive user experience is the main asset of Levoit. It is also popular for humidifiers and vacuum. It also produces the natural Himalayan salt lamp and water filter pitcher.
LV-H132 is the most popular, budget-friendly, and compact air purifier of Levoit. Many different new models of Levoit air purifiers are now available in the market but the acceptance of LV-H132 has been unbeatable. Find the pros and cons of Levoit LV-H132 in below.
Levoit Vista 200 True HEPA Air Purifier
Levoit Vista 200 is a newly introduced, budget smart model of Levoit. Although not as much popular as LV-H132, Vista 200 is growing its popularity for some of its unique features. Below are the pros and cons of this model.
Differences in Features – Vista 200 vs LV-H132
Levoit Vista 200 and LV-H132, both of the appliances have a nice tower-like design, compact size, and elegant look. But for some extra features and a nice control panel, Vista 200 is one step ahead.Winner: The winner is Levoit Vista 200.
The dimension of Levoit Vista 200 is 7.90 x 7.90 x 12.91 inches. It is slightly more compact than LV-H132. It indicates that Vista 200 has more portability. Therefore, this model can be a good buy if you want a very compact air purifier. The dimension of Levoit LV-H132 is 8.50 x 8.50 x 14.50 inches.
Comparison table- Size
|Dimension||7.90 x 7.90 x 12.91 inches||8.50 x 8.50 x 14.50 inches|
The weight of Vista 200 is 4.95 pounds that is lighter than LV-H132. Therefore, it is better when portability is your concern. But the fact is that the body of this model is not well built. Therefore, you will have to consider the quality if you prefer this one. The weight of LV H132 is about 5 lbs and the built quality of this model is good.
Comparison table- Weight
|Weight||4.95 pounds||6.61 pounds|
Levoit Vista 200 has a 3-stage filtration system. The first one is nylon pre-filter. The pre-filter catches moderately large unwanted airborne particles such as pet dander. The second one is the true HEPA filter that can catch 99.97% of dust, pollen, allergens, and so on where the floating particles are equal or smaller than 0.3 microns. The last stage of the filtration system is the activated carbon filter that absorbs bad odor and smoke from the air.
The filtration system of Levoit LV-H132 is not that much different. It also has three-stages of filters – the first one is a mesh pre-filter, then a true HEPA filter, and the last one is a carbon filter.
Comparison table- Filter quality
|Filter Stage type||1-Pre-filter
2-True HEPA filter
3-Activated carbon filter
2-True HEPA filter
3-Activated carbon filter
The size of the filter of Vista 200 is bigger than that of LV-H132. Therefore, it indicates that the surface area of the HEPA filter is more for Vista 200. The pre-filter of Vista 200 is permanently attached to the HEPA filter. Therefore, it’s quite difficult to clean it properly. The standard activated carbon filter of Vista 200 is also a drawback of this model.
On the other hand, the size and weight of the filter of the LV-H132 are slightly lower than that of Vista 200. But it has a solid panel carbon filter and lid like pre-filter. Therefore, you can easily open the pre-filter and clean it conveniently.
Comparison table- Filter characteristics
|Filter dimension||6.8 x 6.8 x 4.9 inches||8 x 6 x 1.5 inches|
|Filter weight||11.2 ounces||11 ounces|
|Cleaning process||Vacuum only||Vacuum only|
|Condition of the Pre-filter||Pre-filter can’t be separated||Pre-filter can be separated|
|Carbon filter||Standard activated carbon coating||Solid pallet carbon filter|
Noise level range
Levoit air purifiers are renowned because of the super quiet feature. For Vista 200, the lowest noise level is 26dB and the height noise level is 52dB. LV-H132 is slightly quieter than Vista 200 but the lowest noise level is not provided by the manufacturer.
Comparison table- Noise level
|Noise level||26–52dB||≤ 50dB|
Space coverage capacity
Levoit Vista 200 covers 171 sq. ft or 15.9 sq. m. Therefore, you can use it for a small to medium size room. On the other hand, LV-H132 covers an area of 129 sq. ft or 12 sq. m. Therefore, it’s only suitable for a small size room. The coverage area is a significant drawback of LV-H132.
Comparison table- Space coverage
|Coverage||≤ 171 ft² / 15.9 m²||129 ft² (12 m²)|
Both of these models have a 3-speed option. However, the fan of LV H132 runs at a higher speed. Therefore, the performance is better.
Comparison table- Fan speed
|Fan speed option||1,2,3||1,2,3|
The rated power of Vista 200 is unimaginably low – only 15W. Therefore, it is the most energy-efficient model of Levoit under a 100$ price range. But the main concern is performance. For lower power input, the output is also low. The fan speed and air circulation power of Vista 200 are equivalent to the lower rated-power. On the other hand, the power consumption of LV-H132 is almost double compared to Vista 200. Its stand by power is also higher than Vista 200.
Comparison table- Power consumption
|Stand by power||< 0.5W||< 0.8W|
Power input and cord type
Both of the models need the same kind of power input. The power cord of Vista 200 is removable that can be either a good or bad option for you.
Comparison table- Power input
|Current Type||Input: AC 100–240V, 50/60Hz, 0.5A||AC 120V / 60Hz|
CADR rating and efficiency
For an air purifier, the measure of the efficiency is CADR that means ‘clean air delivery rate’. Nowadays, most of the air purifiers come with a clearly stated CADR rating. Surprisingly, for these two models, there is no CADR provided by the manufacturer. LV-H132 is an old model. Therefore, no CADR rating is ok. But for Vista 200, it’s not acceptable. From the user experience, we come to know that the overall performance of LV-H132 is far better than that of Vista 200.
Comparison table- CADR rating
|CADR||Not provided||Not provided|
The control panel function of Vista 200 is more versatile than LV-H132. It has 9 different options. Many smart options have been added here which are absent on LV-H132.
Comparison table- Control panel
|Control panel options||
Levoit Vista 200 has 4 smart options. Night light and filter checking indicator options are the same for both the models. But the night light color of vista 200 is blue which is yellow or amber for LV H132. You can change the intensity of night light from high to low which is another smart function of Vista 200.
Comparison table- Smart option
|Smart option||4; a 2-stage night light, filter checking indicator, 3 stage timer, and last settings remembering option.||2; a night light and filter checking indicator.|
The operating condition of both models is the same. These are not suitable in temperature below 10oC/14oF and over 40oC/104oF. Besides, humidity over 85% is also not an appropriate condition for these machines.
Comparison table- Operating condition
|Operating condition||Temperature: 14°F–104°F / -10°C–40°C
Humidity: < 85% RH
|Temperature: 14°F~104°F / -10°C-40°C
Humidity: not provided
For both the model, the warranty period is 1 year and with some condition, you can get 1 year extended warranty.
The maintenance cost of Vista 200 is very low. You can replace the filter at the cost of about 15$.
On the other hand, the filter replacement cost of Levoit LV-H132 almost the same – about $17 only.
Comparison table- Maintenance cost
|Maintenance cost||About 15$||About 17$|
Read our article to know the full review on Levoit Vista 200 air purifier.
Who is the ultimate Winner?
From the extensive discussion, I think now you can tell better about which one is the ultimate winner. There is no definitive answer to the question. For me, it is LV-H132, because I prefer the quality first. Although Vista 200 is ahead because of the smart but for basic use, you can choose LV-H132 keeping your eyes closed. If you can spend some extra penny you can solve the problems with Vista 200 and LV-H132. A good solution can be Levoit Core300 which is outstanding in performance and elegant looking that must surprise you.
You may have already understood that there is not ultimate winner between Vista 200 vs LV 132. However, each of these models has its own pros and cons. Therefore, you should read the comparison carefully and make your own decision. If you like the article, you may share it with others. You can also share your experience through the comment section. Have a good day!